Question related to Cellular Data and restrictions..

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Thu Dec 5 05:06:17 UTC 2013


For example, the regional wireless carrier my $DAYJOB has partnered with has
rate-limiting in place with its two major roaming partners, to help control
roaming costs.  And when it uses the word "unlimited" in its marketing
materials it means you can access data anywhere where there is access, not
"unlimited quantity" or "unlimited speed".

Frank

-----Original Message-----
From: Jared Mauch [mailto:jared at puck.nether.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 4:53 PM
To: Jack Vizelter
Cc: NANOG
Subject: Re: Question related to Cellular Data and restrictions..

Traveling, I usually see better data performance natively on a network vs
roaming.

In "outlying" areas, such as Maine, Alaska, Hawaii, you're better off using
a local telco.  More likely to have better coverage.

- Jared

On Dec 4, 2013, at 5:45 PM, Jack Vizelter <jack at mail.rockefeller.edu> wrote:

> In my experience, nationwide, typically just means the continental 48
states, for the most part. 
> 
> 
> 
> ________________________________________
> From: Jay Ashworth [jra at baylink.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 5:20 PM
> To: NANOG
> Subject: Re: Question related to Cellular Data and restrictions..
> 
>> Have any of you experienced or been subjected to a "domestic data
>> roaming policy"? I am a customer of a carrier who advertises
>> "Unlimited Nationwide 4G data", but limits their customers to 50MB per
>> month while traveling in an area they do not have coverage (Alaska,
>> for example). I've never heard of such a policy in regards to a
>> "Nationwide" plan.. I thought the entire idea of saying nationwide was
>> to represent you were covering the ENTIRE NATION.
> 
> I believe you will find that any carrier says "Nationwide means where we
> have coverage, and unlimited means 'if you're on our towers'."
> 
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